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Living Cities is a collaborative of 19 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions working to close racial income and wealth gaps in American cities.
We use our vast network to connect with leaders across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to embed anti-racist policies and practices in institutions. Together, we work to tackle the root causes of systemic inequity in U.S. cities and undo the legacy of racism in our communities.
After three decades of both place-based and people-based work, we believe that all people in U.S. cities can be economically secure; building wealth; and living abundant, dignified, and connected lives. Learn About Us
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The Closing the Gaps (CTG) Network is a ten-year initiative that brings together leaders from cities across the country who are committed to imagining what an anti-racist society might look like, and to playing an important role in building it…
John A. Portacio Operations Manager & Senior Program Associate, HealthHIV
Xavier De Souza Briggs Vice President, Inclusive Economies and Markets, Ford Foundation
Rip Rapson President & CEO , The Kresge Foundation
Evelyn Burnett Co-founder and CEO ThirdSpace Action Lab and Third Space Café
Shafayat Hussein Accounting Associate, Living Cities
Lee Sheehy Program Director, Region & Communities, The McKnight Foundation
Mark Kim Chief Financial Officer, DC Water
Tracey Ross Senior Policy Analyst with the Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center For American Progress